Vita

The young Mezzosoprano Melanie Forgeron is working freelance since 2015 and lives in Zurich.

 

Engagements

2017guest agreement at the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim as “Mary” in “Der Fliegende Holländer”
2011guest agreement at the Landestheater Detmold as Hänsel in „Hänsel und Gretel“
2010 – 2015permanently employed at the Theater Bielefeld
2009 – 2010guest agreement at the Staatsoperette Dresden, as Carmen in „Carmen“ and as Prinz Orlofski in „Die Fledermaus“
2005 – 2010permanently employed the Theater in Aachen
2004 – 2005guest agreement at the Theater Lüneburg, as Hänsel in „Hänsel und Gretel“
2004guest agreement at the „Sommerfestspiele Eutin“, as Mercédès in „Carmen“

 

Studies

2000 – 2006continuation of singing studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, under Prof. C. Richardson. Graduation with diploma.
1998 – 2000singing studies under Prof. G.Kovacs in Nuremberg and later under G. Czerepan
1994 – 1998violin studies under V. Rubin. Graduation with the state examination of music.
1992violin young student at Meistersinger-Konservatorium-Nürnberg, under O. Colbentson.

 

Master Classes

Prof. Michèle Crider (USA)
Vera Wenkert
Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender
Prof. Michelle Breedt
Prof. Roberta Alexander
Prof. Klesie Kelly-Moog
Prof. Mya Besselink
Ulrich Eisenlohr
Justus Zeyen
Jill Feldmann

 

Scholarchips

2010Live performance at the WDR TV, with the German national anthem, for the solemn celebration of the international “Karlspreis zu Aachen”, awarded to the prime minister of the Republic Poland S.E. Donald Tusk
2004 – 2007Scholarship at Yehudi-Menuhin-Stiftung „Live music now“
2005Scholarship at Richard-Wagner-Verbandes
2005soloistic live performance at NDR Radio, in the series of „Start junger Künstler live“

 

Competitions

20093. Prize Schlossoper Haldenstein (Switzerland)
2004finalist at the 33. Bundeswettbewerb für Gesang Berlin
2001winner of the international singing competition of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg

 

Lectures

since 2017teacher for solo singing at the Musikschule Küsnacht
2007 – 2009teacher for singing at the Theaterschule Aachen

 

Concerts

Kioi Hall Tokio
Tonhalle Zürich
Musikhalle Hamburg
Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg
Rudolf Oetker Halle Bielefeld
Eurogress Aachen